TV Ratings: CBS repeats keep ‘Dollhouse’ down on Friday

02.21.09 9 years ago


Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 20, 2009.

The second week numbers for FOX’s dramas weren’t anymore encouraging than the first, as CBS’ dramas swept the night, even in repeats.

Among adults 18-49, CBS and ABC tied for the night with a 1.7 rating, followed
closely in the key demographic by FOX’s 1.5 rating and the 1.3 rating for NBC. The CW was fifth with a 0.5 rating.

Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 8.13 million viewers and a 5.2/9, easily beating the 3.7/7 for ABC. NBC’s 2.9/5 and the 2.7/5 for FOX followed. The CW’s 0.8/1 trailed.

CBS began the night in first with a 5.3/10 for “Ghost Whisperer.” ABC’s “Wife Swap” took second, beating the 2.4/4 for NBC’s “Howie Do It” and FOX’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.” The CW’s repeats of “Everybody Hates Chris” and “The Game” trailed.”

“Flashpoint” delivered a 5.1/9 for CBS in the 9 p.m. hour. ABC’s “Supernanny” was second. FOX’s “Dollhouse” finished third with a 2.7/5, though its viewership was down by roughly half-a-million to 4.22 million and its 18-49 numbers were down to a 1.7 rating. NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” was fourth with a 2.5/4. The CW’s new “13 – Fear Is Real” was fifth with a 0.6/1. 

At 10 p.m. CBS completed its sweep with a 5.1/9 for “Numb3rs.” ABC’s “20/20” finished second with a 4.8/7, leaving NBC’s “Dateline” in third.

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.

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